Meet Our Board

Supportive Allies, Advocates, and community members.

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Patti Tienken-Boman

Board President

Patti has dedicated most of her life to educating parents and allies on how to support LGBTQ+ youth. Former PFLAG San Diego County president and one of the regions founders, she has helped hundreds of families feel included and loved.

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Madison Beck

Board Secretary

Madison Beck was the original mind behind the Rainbow Ride, a community centered parade that has now become a yearly event in the Southbay. A practicing lawyer and advocate, Madison is an Accomplice that supports all.

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Miriam Soto

Board Treasurer

Miriam Soto has been active as an ally and advocate in the LGBTQ+ community for over a decade, educating and supporting Spanish-speaking and latinx families in the Southbay Community.

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Kathy Cien-Mayer

Member at Large

Former Sweetwater Union High School employee and proud mom, Kathy Cien Mayer has given her time and energy to improving her Southbay Community

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Liz Harrison-Murphy

Member At Large

Liz is a passionate youth advocate and mother of three who has worked as a teacher in the Sweetwater Union High School District for the past 25 years and currently serves on the Healthy Chula Vista Advisory Commission.

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Nadia Kean-Ayub

Executive Director

A mother, activist, and community volunteer with over 10 years in service to the LGBTQ+ community, ED Nadia Kean-Ayub is committed to making the community she loves a safe space for Queer kids so that they may have the chance she did not have to be open.  
Nadia is a commissioner on the City of Chula Vista Human Relations Commission and The San Diego County CLERB board. She is a member of MANA and the League of Women Voters.

 
 
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Chula Vista Today : South Bay non- profit dedicated to creating Inclusive Spaces for Youth

October 7th, 2021

Our Community Partners 

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Our success is only possible through community partnerships.

Sweetwater Union High School District

We are excited to partner with Sweetwater Union High School district to do purposeful and community oriented outreach to its LGBTQIA+ youth and their families. Our goal is to provide support rooted in the Southbay.

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City of Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista was the second city to commit to our LGBTQIA+ Swim time, and provided us the most access locally. We are grateful for their continued works towards making the city a safe place for our youth.

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City of National City

The city of National City was the first city to commit to providing a swim space for our LGBTQIA+ youth one the summer of 2021. We hope to continue advocacy in the community by addressing the needs of its community members

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City of Imperial Beach

Lacking a community pool, City of Imperial Beach leaders worked with Rainbow Spaces to provide access to alternative locations, like Camp Surf, in order to recognize the importance of safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth

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Southbay YMCA Services

Providing swim access in their Southbay center pool located on Paseo Del Rey, Southbay YMCA continues to strive to bring LGBTQ+ centered programming to our Southbay LGBTQIA+ youth

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Free Mom Hugs

Free Mom Hugs provides support for LGBTQIA+ Families across the United States. San Diego Leaders have come out to our events to speak with families, and of course, provide hugs.

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Our Community Support

Every event is free and accessible thanks to the amazing financial support and grants awarded to us by those committed to helping improve our community. Equity begins with empowering our youth with access, and opportunities, all possible because of our generous donors.

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San Diego Pride Community Grant

San Diego Pride

Granted in 2021

County of San Diego Community Enhancement Grant

Office of District 1 County Supervisor Nora Vargas

Granted 2022

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County of San Diego Neighborhood Enhancement Grant

Office of District 1 County Supervisor Nora Vargas

Granted 2022